Riesling Masters 2014: The results
When judges are kicking down the door to join in with a tasting, and medalists are hailing from all corners and at all price-points, you know you have a special grape on your hands.
TGI Friday’s sued over drinks menu
A man charged $10.39 for a mixed drink at TGI Friday’s is suing the chain, claiming it deliberately hid the cost of drinks to trick customers into paying more.
With Christmas approaching at lightning speed, we round up a selection of practical, aspirational and outrageous gadgets for the wine-lover in your life.
In the magazine
With its endless summers, sweeping vineyards, fine dining and proximity to the ocean, Napa is perhaps one of the most enticing wine regions in the world.
A British company is on the cusp of commercialising an all-natural pesticide that can kill the grape fungus botrytis and is harmless to the honey bee.
A pill that promises to reduce the desire to drink alcohol is now available on prescription from the NHS.
Millennial drinkers are shunning the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” in favour of craft, with shipments outnumbering those of Budweiser for the first time.
It has taken them 30 years and 36,000 pints, but a pair of committed pub patrons can finally lay claim to having completed the world’s longest pub crawl.
A new iPhone app has launched, which claims to be able to predict a consumer’s taste in wine and beer with 96% accuracy.
the drinks business
Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer the “best of the best” at its next Hong Kong auction next month with over 200 lots of the world’s finest wines up for grabs.
Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m.
David Baverstock, head winemaker at Herdade do Esporão in the Alentejo, speaks to the drinks business about his illustrious career in Portugal.
A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.
Baseball star Giancarlo Stanton celebrated signing a $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins, the biggest in US sports history, with a $20k bottle of Moët.
Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.
Hollywood film director Baz Luhrmann has released a US$785 Champagne sabre in collaboration with Barneys New York.
Champagne Pol Roger has chosen the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage to launch a collection of three expressions from this year.
Drinks distributor and retailer Amathus has opened a fourth shop in Shoreditch, adding to its sites in Soho, Knightsbridge and the City of London.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.